We used to post an April Fools Day story each year on /Film, but I became annoyed by all the uncreative unfunny fake stories which infest this day. So we haven’t really participated in April Fools Day in a few years, and thats not changing this year — all the news you see on our front page is real news we believe to be true (hey, there’s always the chance that we’ll get fooled). So I’m not even going to pretend this is real for even a sentence or two (I know I’d almost have a mini heart attack), but I think its worth checking out.
I wanted to highlight this video from IGN, which claims to be a teaser trailer for a new Back to the Future reboot titled Fast to the Future starring Vin Diesel. I love this fake trailer as an April Fools Day release because you might buy it for a few seconds before it becomes so obviously ridiculous, It took some work to create this edit complete with computer generated effects… and its just fun. Watch the Back to the Future reboot trailer embedded after the jump.
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Does Back to the Future predict 9/11? Was the 1985 film a warning about our future? Of course not. But thats the fun of this well-edited documentary short.
Last night I was at Cinefamily’s monthly YouTube Party, an event where a theater full of people gather together to take a collective trip down the rabbit hole of YouTube’s funny and weird videos with the help of the hosts and live suggestions from the audience. It’s a lot of fun, and they also have a buffet of junk food and cheap beer which makes the $5 ticket price oh so attractive.
One of the videos played at the March edition of the event was a video titled “BACK TO THE FUTURE 9-11 prediction !!! [Illuminati Conspiracy]”. Its not a new video but since the audience at the event seemed to love it so much, I thought it was worth sharing here. Watch the Back to the Future 9/11 prediction video embedded after the jump.
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I guess a lot of people want to see an in-depth documentary on Back to the Future. Not once, but twice, the film called Back in Time has used Kickstarter to raise funds to make a feature-length documentary about the classic time travel trilogy. Both times, the film’s goals were quickly and easily funded. This latest round, which just started last week, happened in a mere few days.
To celebrate, the filmmakers behind this documentary (director Jason Aron, executive producer Louis Krubich and producer Lee Leshen) did two things. They added some really cool new stretch goals and reward levels to their campaign, then spoke exclusively to /Film us about their best memories, so far, in making Back in Time.
Below, read the most memorable moments making the Back to the Future documentary, Back in Time, and read about the stretch goals and rewards on Kickstarter. Read More »
Back in October of last year, the filmmakers of an upcoming Back to the Future documentary called Back in Time asked for the help of /Film readers. They had just landed a big interview with one of the film’s two co-stars, Christopher Lloyd and wanted a few questions. Things have changed significantly since then. For the better.
Since then, director Jason Aron not only talked to Lloyd, but has spoken to Robert Zemeckis, Michael J. Fox, Lea Thompson, Bob Gale, Alan Silvestri, superfans including Community creator Dan Harmon, The Goldbergs creator Adam Goldberg and more. The list goes on and on.
In short, Back in Time has become a much bigger movie which means, of course, more funding. The documentary is now back on Kickstarter and with it comes a brand new trailer featuring some of those interviews as well as footage of the real life Hoverboard, the Secret Cinema event and almost anything else Back to the Future you can think of. The campaign also brings news the documentary will be released in October 2015, the same time Marty arrived in 2015 in the film.
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Posted on Thursday, March 5th, 2015 by Angie Han
For a story that centers around a woman’s unwitting love for her future son, Back to the Future manages to be admirably non-creepy. Sure, there’s a WTF factor that kicks in the second we realize Lorraine has the hots for Marty, but Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale manage to keep things on the right side of the funny / awful divide.
But getting that balance right apparently took some trial and error. A cut scene reveals one hilarious instance in which they found themselves on the wrong side of that calculation. Watch the bizarre Back to the Future deleted scene after the jump.
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We’re currently in the third month of 2015. That puts us three months after all those bad Back to the Future Part II jokes and seven months away from the actual date Marty and Doc arrive in the futuristic year. It’s also only four months from the actual 30-year anniversary of the release of the original Back to the Future, which makes it a great time to remind everyone how amazing that trilogy of films is with a full fledged, Back to the Future art show. It will open March 6 at Meltdown Comics on Sunset Blvd. in Los Angeles and features 88 artists paying homage to the fantastic series.
Below, see a dozen images from the show and find out all the pertinent information. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015 by Angie Han
Is there anything Legos can’t make better? If this Lego Back to the Future short is any indication, apparently not. Even one of the most iconic scenes from one of the most beloved movies of all time looks ever-so-slightly more charming when rendered in stop-motion with little plastic bricks.
Watch the Lego Back to the Future short recreating the film’s climactic clock tower scene after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, February 17th, 2015 by Angie Han
The Oscars inevitably bring a lot of grumbling about which films the Academy has overlooked. But if one of your favorites is among them, perhaps you can at least take heart in the fact that it’s in great company. The Oscars have a very long history of backing the wrong horse. Some of what we now view as unimpeachable classics weren’t even seen as Best Picture nomination-worthy at the time.
Hit the jump for a list of films never nominated for Best Picture.
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Posted on Monday, February 16th, 2015 by Angie Han
While we wait for the hoverboards and self-tying Nikes we were promised, here’s another way to make your 2015 feel a bit more like Marty McFly’s 2015. Japanese toy company Bandai has announced a Back to the Future DeLorean iPhone case.
By that, we don’t mean they’ve just taken a plain old iPhone case and painted on some fancy pictures. No, this is a detailed miniature model with working lights and everything. You’ll have to supply your own flux capacitor if you actually want to send it through time, though.
Watch a video of the Back to the Future DeLorean iPhone case in action after the jump. Read More »